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Comments for The Kraken Wakes
Giant squids have been inspiring horror stories for as long as man has taken to the seas. Since the development of science fiction, the kraken has moved from threat of the deep to threat from the skies. The Kraken Wakes begins a visitation from space but sinks to the deepest oceans where a threat lingers misunderstood and ready claim the seas and the shoreline from mankind.
It sounds like a great premise but the story is rather too ponderous. It takes forever for things to get moving. The main characters, reporters from a rival to the BBC don't know enough about what's happening to be credible or interesting first hand witnesses to this invasion. The best and most horrific part of the book is the cover art which reminds me of how Eric Carle would illustrate Call of Cthulhu.
Here is my BookCrossing Review
Since yesterday it has been unseasonably cold here in the Bay Area. Granted, it's not snowing but if we had enough cloud cover it could snow. It's been in the 30s all day and tonight the weather report is predicting temperatures as low as 20° F in the hills. It's nights like this that I rue living in a split level. At least in the day time the upstairs living quarters are warmer than they'd otherwise be but the nights can be brutal.
Sean who is an old hand at these cold nights now has been sleeping soundly but Harriet is bothered by the cold. She has been waking up around three in the morning these last couple nights to eat. I think she just wants the warmth of the milk and of the skin to skin contact. Ian and I have been relying on coffee in the morning to recover from being woken up.